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  1. Simazine

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1575

    GENERAL INFORMATION Simazine is an organic white solid. Simazine is used as a pre-emergence herbicide used for control of broad-leaved and grassy weeds on a variety of deep-rooted crops such as artichokes, asparagus, berry crops, broad beans, citrus, etc. ...

  2. Picloram

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1574

    GENERAL INFORMATION Picloram, a synthetic organic chemical, is a crystalline organic solid with a chlorine odor. Picloram is used in salt form as a systemic herbicide for controlling annual weeds in crops, and in combination with 2,4-D or 2,4,5-T against ...

  3. Pentachlorophenol

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1573

    GENERAL INFORMATION Pentachlorophenol is a white organic solid with needle-like crystals and a phenolic odor. The greatest use of pentachlorophenol is as a wood preservative (fungicide). Though once widely used as an herbicide, it was banned in 1987 for t ...

  4. Oxamyl (Vydate)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1571

    GENERAL INFORMATION Oxamyl, a synthetic organic chemical, is a highly toxic white crystalline solid with a slight sulfurous odor. Oxamyl is the chemical ingredient identified in widely used insecticides/nematicides, for example Vydate L. Vydate is a regis ...

  5. Methoxychlor

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1570

    GENERAL INFORMATION Methoxychlor is a colorless organic solid with a slightly fruity odor. It is an insecticide preferred to DDT for use on animals, in animal feed, and on DDT-sensitive crops such as squash, melons, etc. Since methoxychlor is more unstabl ...

  6. Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1568

    GENERAL INFORMATION Hexachlorocyclopentadiene is an oily, yellow-green organic liquid with a pungent odor. It is used as a raw material in manufacturing other chemicals, including pesticides, flame retardants, resins, dyes, pharmaceuticals, plastics, etc. ...

  7. Lindane

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1569

    GENERAL INFORMATION Lindane is a white crystalline organic solid. Most uses being restricted in 1983, lindane is currently used primarily for treating wood-inhabiting beetles and seeds. It is also used as a dip for fleas and lice on pets, and livestock, f ...

  8. Hexachlorobenzene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1567

    GENERAL INFORMATION Hexachlorobenzene, a synthetic organic chemical, is a white crystalline solid. It does not occur naturally in the environment. Currently there are no commercial uses of hexachlorobenzene in the United States. It was used as a fungicide ...

  9. Heptachlor epoxide

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1566

    GENERAL INFORMATION Heptachlor epoxide is formed when heptachlor breaks down in the environment. Most uses of heptachlor to kill termites in homes and insects on far crops was canceled in 1978. The only permitted use of heptachlor products is for fire ant ...

  10. Heptachlor

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1565

    GENERAL INFORMATION Heptachlor is a white to tan waxy organic solid with a camphor-like odor. Heptachlor breaks down in the environment to form heptachlor epoxide. Most uses of heptachlor to kill termites in homes and insects on far crops was canceled in ...

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